By Erik Sine
I'd like to make a HUGE Announcement that we have brought in a large quantity of REAL U.L. Neon Glass Housings for all your Neon Sign & Lighting Projects, and will have these on hand on a regular basis.
As most of you may or may not know, there has been a huge shortage of the availability of Glass Neon Housings for Neon....and what has been available has been a lot of Chinese Fake UL Marked (Embossed on the glass) Neon Housings in the market for some time.
They Claim a UL mark, BUT...they aren't listed. .i.e. SSI Glass Housings have no valid listing with fake embossed UL Emblem
The biggest complaint for some time has been the threads are terrible and it made tightening at times near to impossible. The other bad aspect was that the glass walls were too thin, and with just a little bit of heat they were cracking or a incidental drop bump might cause them to crack and break prematurely.
NOW IN STOCK - Westrim U.L. Listed #100, #200, #200P, #300 Neon Glass Housings
Also, it's bad news if you're a Wholesale Shop or Custom Sign Shop integrating these knock-offs into your signs. It's passing along a fake listed product and should something happen like a "fire" I can't imagine Insurance Companies will be too happy about the use of a "knock-off"
I've done my best in the past to look for and supply vintage housings that were listed for the Neon Community and help with keeping that art going with Porcelain or older glass housings which we still do have plenty of (#100's & #300's). But now we'll be able to bring in those hard to get components to keep those awesome Neon Open Faced Channel Letters and Wall Signs going without running into shortages of components or options.
You can Purchase these from our store or contact us to place an order or inquiry (858) 880-1400 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign Manufacturing Plant Manager
Triangle Sign Services, a national manufacturer of signage, is seeking a General Manager for our manufacturing facility located in Baltimore, MD. The General Manager will report to the Vice President of Operations and will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to ensure that signage products are manufactured and shipped in accordance with customer requirements and Company goals.
Triangle is proud to offer a competitive salary that is based on experience, in addition to a comprehensive benefits package that includes: fully paid health, dental, and vision options; Company paid Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Short-term Disability, and Long-term Disability; a 401(k) Retirement Plan with a guaranteed Company match; an Employee Stock Purchasing Program; and more!
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Oversees the operations and provides guidance to the supervisors of the manufacturing, shipping/receiving and installation departments.
• Directs and manages production in adherence to company policies and business goals.
• Collaborates effectively with various departments to identify priorities and set deadlines.
• Establishes and/or approves production schedules to ensure that signage products are completed and shipped on time and within budget.
• Monitors production activities and adjusts schedules as needed.
• Controls flow of materials and utilization of labor to ensure adequate usage of Company resources.
• Identifies opportunities and develops plans to maximize profitability on jobs, minimize waste, and systematically increase efficiency over time.
• Participates in safety initiatives and ensures policies are followed by employees.
• Ensures that final products meet quality control standards and customer specifications.
• Helps troubleshoot and resolve problems that interfere with quality, delivery, or efficiency.
• Partners with Human Resources to identify labor needs and select talent to fill positions; mentor, coach and discipline direct reports; conduct periodic performance reviews; provide continuous feedback to employees; and participate in employee terminations when necessary.
• Minimum of seven (7) years of management experience in a manufacturing environment
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in the sign industry with a strong understanding of fabrication methods and processes
• Ability to lead and motivate a large team in a union environment
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well and collaborate with multiple departments
• Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize effectively
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Computer proficiency to include Microsoft Office Suite
Please apply online through our career page on Indeed https://bit.ly/2UZctXf or send your resume to email@example.com.
By Neolite Neon
Neon Benders / Glass Benders .... we want YOU!
Ever had the desire to live in Australia .... we have the opportunity for you.
Our company has been leading the industry in Australia since it started in 1948 and has grown to become one of Australia's premier & most well respected Neon & LED Signage Companies. Providing Fabricated signs and Neon & LED components for some of the biggest & highest profile business’s in the country across artist's, corporate, fashion, consumer, automotive & the retail industry.
Being a growing signage business, we are now seeking additional glass bending staff to join the team here in Sydney, Australia.
Must be able to produce custom bent glass tube of impeccable quality, quickly and accurately. Requires the ability to work independently but as part of a tight knit team, work at a fast pace and ensure all projects are completed in a timely manner - demonstrating the passion for your craft to deliver hand crafted Neon excellence from households and corporate through to high end artworks.
Must have excellent communication skills, be a team player, positive, open to direction and constructive feedback. Impeccable attention to detail. Preferably the ability and desire to train others.
Key responsibilities of the role will include:
Hand crafting amazing glass Neon tube - Bending, joining, pumping, blockout, testing Train others in the art of Neon
The successful candidate will have the following skills and attributes:
Minimum 5+ years glass bending experience Ability to Train/teach others Sound knowledge of the end to end process of Neon Strong work ethic and customer solution approach - good problem solving skills Must maintain an extremely high level of product quality and craftsmanship – do it once & do it right Must be highly organised Must have ability to think laterally and be able solve complex issues
Other Must Have’s:
Strong Mindset to Maintain Health & Safety practices at all times. Desire to relocate to Sydney, Australia
This is an amazing opportunity to experience living life down under in Sydney, Australia while joining a growing business and work alongside a highly energetic and engaged team.
If this sounds like you, please send your resume now, we would love to hear from you.
By Erik Sine
Maybe I should have titled it "That BrightON Halo Illumination"
Thought I would share a project where our new High-End 24 volt, .8watt BrightON II LED Modules were used.
As I've discussed before in the past. There is a difference and a gap between "Usable Light" and "Competitive Light". The BrightON II is the most efficient (Light per power) LED Module in it's class, and it is the definition of Competitive Light.
As explained here and suggested for spacing, it was chosen to use the 3" module spacer, and obviously you'll see as you scroll down the spacing could have even been much farther apart.
Using the 3" spacers or 5" on center module to module spacing of the .8 watt will give you that extra punch for Halo and Day / Night faces, and you're looking at only $2 a foot buying a single bag of modules. Important note is what you're getting for that $2 a foot. Very easily module to module spacing could have been 7" OC, and a $1.45 a foot.
The Grand Result?
No over exposure here to make the lighting more extreme than "IRL"...in real life. because I have another picture to share here of a neighboring sign that is made up of your standard front illuminated channel letters.
This is the very visual explanation of "Competitive Light".
The BrightON II Modules will give sign shops more versatility with their lighting projects, eliminating a 3 diode module & eliminating stocking more various modules with just simple spacing making the BrightON II a more universal product in your shop. The reason? Because the BrightON II meets or exceeds the Performance of most 3 diode LED Modules on the market on Maximum Efficiency of 24V. Also, the long module to module wire leads.
Could you just imagine for a second the BrightON II LED modules in the neighboring Coffee Sign at the maximum stretched module to module spacing of 7.625" or 1.57 ($1.33 a foot) modules per foot? I can!
Something is being left out here and I have to discuss what completes this High-End system?
That would be adding a France Lighting Solution LED Power supply of course
In this case the 24V France Atlas with built in LED indicator light for proper function, bringing more Quality & Dependability to the project.
The most important aspect of this job was the feedback from the client. They were VERY impressed with their sign when they drove by at night to see what their identity looked like. Their face will be your face. These are the types of results you will get with the BrightON II LED Modules.
Finished jobs will sell themselves. Happy, impressed clients will sell, and market for you...provided you not only sold them a good product but good service as well.
Come night, the mere visual can attract potential customers and a resume address can assure and close sales prospects, end results will be referral makers!
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By Erik Sine
So, we finally did it. It's been kicked around for months, prototypes, after prototypes and locked in on a configuration that we finally liked.
As most of you know the Sign Syndicate we've been testing majority of the main stream LED's since 2008 in a unbiased benchmark comparison, tests such as "The Great White Hope....Project Tighty Whitey...Red Light District...Border Security & Blue Light Special". Over that time we've seen some characteristics that we liked, made sense, understood what will last and won't. What it means to be a High-End LED product.
We have sold the NC LED's & Axioms for a few years now, as some of our favorites from the testing (Axioms no longer). But it's been time to do our own, make it more custom and more perfect for the Sign Industry. The Brighton line is made from those in the Sign Industry.....FOR the Sign Industry.
It's BrightON, pronounced just like the city.
So what so unique about the Brighton? For starters, we wanted it to be VERY efficient. I don't know of another more bright and efficient LED module in it's class. 155 lum/W and 124lum with a 170˙ Batwing optic lens, most importantly when it comes the sign industry the important number is 63.09 Foot Candles on a sign face per Watt
The important aspects of long lasting LEDs is of course finding the "sweet spot", where it's driven just perfect for light and power. The Brighton is VERY under driven, less power, MORE light! These can be spaced out pretty far due to the optics lens, it's brighter in angles than it is straight on, or up. Under driving improves thermal performance, which extends life all while getting higher Lumens per watt. The Brighton LED is a High-End, High Performance LED module for High-End applications.
For starters off the bat we will have a 2 Diode, (no need for a 3 Diode), 4 Diode, and our Sign Cabinet model 6 Diode (SunFire). Shops won't need to stock multiple module types, the Brighton-2 is so versatile, you can use it for almost anything, just adjust the spacing. It already comes with 7" inches of wire so jumping from one row to another is easy. Space the center to center at 6" for good light, 5" center for Better Light, 4" for Best Light. They're 1.7 mods/foot and work good for shallow 2" applications depending on face type to of course much deeper.
Since these are driven so low, they don't generate a whole lot of heat, BUT, our Brighton-6 (2.8w) is Heatsinked on all Aluminum PCB for longer life.
One of the biggest complaints we have received about LEDs when it comes to large projects like large letters or cabinets is......"We have to use so MANY Power Supplies!"
A nice aspect about the Brighton is, it's a whole 24v system! Everything!
As sign companies we are redistricted by the Class II regulation of no larger than 5A per channel. So 12v is restricted to 60watts, BUT....24v is restricted to 96watts. 24v will mean more modules per power supply. You're now getting almost double the amount of modules for a project.
24V cuts that amperage that runs across the wiring and module in half! It reduces the resistance, reduces the heat and most importantly IMPROVES reliability.
I think we can all agree that LESS is BETTER, less moving parts, the less you have to worry.
This is the first part of our Brighton Line, we'll continue to improve it widening the line and of course always always staying far ahead of the curve
I'm including some rough test pics of our process and how they fair. We should have these available in the first part of Fall.
And yes, we will still stock, and continue to sell NC LED Reckless LED
Early Try Out's, various wattage and diode mfg's
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